Godspell - Greg Hersey

Greg Hersey's setup for Godspell at the Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Greg Hersey's setup for Godspell at the Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.Greg Hersey's setup for Godspell at the Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.Greg Hersey's setup for Godspell at the Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.Greg Hersey's setup for Godspell at the Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.Greg Hersey's setup for Godspell at the Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.Greg Hersey's setup for Godspell at the Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.Greg Hersey's setup for Godspell at the Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.Greg Hersey's setup for Godspell at the Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

"For this production of Godspell (2012 revised version) simplicity of the setup was key to really highlight the rock feel of the show. Accessibility is always an important factor for me and I made sure everything was in close proximity and easily available.

The music for this production is one of my favorites thus far, it's very accessible and it just rocks! I can really let loose on some of the songs and keep things interesting.

This is my first show using The Miller Machine and I have to admit it's a total game changer. It's just one less thing I have to worry about. It's so easy to get a consistent triangle sound without fumbling around for a beater."

Drums: Pearl Vision VB Drumset (Blended Birch/Ply Shells)

  • 20" Bass Drum with Remo Coated Ambassador Drum Heads and Aquarian Super-Kick I
  • 14" Floor Tom
  • 10" Small Tom

Snare:

  • DW 13" x 5.5" Aluminum Snare

Hardware:

  • Pearl P-2002C Powershifter Eliminator Bass Drum Pedal

Cymbals:

  • Meinl 21" Transition Ride
  • Paiste 16" Fast Crash
  • Dream 10" Splash
  • TRX 12" Dark Hi-Hats

Percussion:

  • LP Cyclops Tambourine
  • LP Jam Block Blue
  • LP Cabasa
  • Miller Machine Grover 6" Overtone Triangle

Greg proudly endorses Drumtacs, DrumDial, Cympad, and KickPort.

Godspell - Regional - Greg Hersey
December 2015

Greg Hersey's setup for Godspell at the Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

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